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2016 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

mother's day gift guide1. Desigual top, $79 | 2. UGG boots, $79 | 3. UGG wallet, $124 | 4. Sam Edelman sandals, $84 | 5. Lacoste bag, $249 | 6. HAI hair dryer, $99 | 7. Keds sneakers, $49 |      8. Desigual umbrella, $39

Mother’s Day is the best time to spoil that important lady in your life. From the mom who’s super fashionable to the mom who thinks practical, we’ve got a present in mind.

Top-notch hair care is essential. HAI makes the most reliable, salon-quality products, so wrap up the 3300 Tourmaline Hair Dryer for her. Or, if she’s all about organization on the go, a leather Lacoste tote and compartmentalized UGG wallet are key to her daily life.

Every glam gal deserves a pedicure. Gift her a certificate along with sleek Sam Edelman sandals to create the perfect pairing with her favorite polish color. For that matter, shoes are never a bad idea. The Keds polka dot sneakers and UGG floral-print rain boots are adorable choices!

Lastly, a charming designer umbrella is an out-of-the-box gift, but one that’s sure to leave an impact. Gloomy days will no longer get her down and she’ll have you to thank!

Mother’s Day is May 8 this year, so use this Mother’s Day Gift Guide to make your final selection now!

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17 Songs About Mom to Play On Mother’s Day

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With a wide range of musical influences from Dolly Parton to Kanye West, Michael Buble to The Shirelles, we’re taking this time to celebrate moms everywhere with a Mother’s Day playlist. These are strictly sentimental songs dedicated to the women who raised us. Whether she is offering her overlooked wisdom or sewing us a coat out of old rags like Dolly’s mom did, our mothers typically have a way of nurturing out of habit.

So play her these songs as a thank-you. Or, if you’re struggling with last-minute mother’s day gift ideas, feel free to take inspiration from our playlist. Grab a few tracks that connect with you personally, draw up some cover art, and gift her an old-fashioned mixed CD. Hey, it’s better than nothing.

*This playlist was curated with Mom in mind. Happy Mother’s Day. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

mother's day gift guide1. Lacoste bag, $114 | 2. UGG Australia wedges, $99 | 3. Sperry Top-Sider flats, $79 | 4. Desigual top, $34 | 5. NoSoX flats, $69 | 6. UGG Australia slippers, $89 | 7. UGG Australia flip flops, $59 | 8. Keds sneakers, $44 | 9. HICKIES shoelaces, $16 | 10. Lacoste wallet, $109 | 11. Lacoste polo, $84

Shopping for your mom can pose a few questions. From her favorite perfume to whether she needs any new kitchen appliances, your gift of choice might not always hit the mark. So instead, think practical and prepare her for the hot weather days ahead with these chic essentials on our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

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Celebrating Mom: Tips for Mother’s Day Surprises

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Happy Mother’s Day!

New moms, experienced moms, grandmas, or soon to be moms; it’s that time of year again to celebrate all the moms out there! Need some help buying a gift for Mother’s Day or plan something special? Here are some tips and tricks that can help guide you.


It’s Not Always About Needs

Buying a gift based on what your mom needs isn’t a bad thing, but you have to be a little careful not to give her something too impersonal. For example, how thrilled do you really think she would be if you got her a new vacuum cleaner? Sure, it’s useful, but we want to celebrate moms being awesome, not remind them about chores. Maybe she mentioned an event she’d like to go to. Maybe she liked a pair of boots here at Designer Studio. She won’t know it, but she can easily choose the gift herself if you just pay careful attention.



Handbags are accessories that are not only stylish, but practical and functioning. Face it guys, how many of you ask your girlfriend, sister, friend, or mom to hold your stuff simply because she has a purse or handbag?  There’s a lot to consider when buying: shape, color, type, material, straps, etc. Choosing one for your mom doesn’t have to be difficult though. The most reliable things to go by are brand and color. Look through her collection to get a feel for what she likes.



Don’t be fooled! Unless you physically take your mom shoe shopping, buying shoes as a gift can be tricky. Unless you know exactly what to look for, don’t aim too high. In other words, aim for a more casual shoe than a formal high heel shoe. They’re more versatile and she’s likely to wear them more often. Look into some nice sandals or flats, but try looking at moccasins, wedge sandals, or boat shoes for more style. Even sneakers can be some really nice looking sneakers!


Stay in Season

If you’re planning on buying clothing, stick to the season. Thrifty buys are always a plus, but when gifting, keep it current and buy accordingly. I’m sure she’d like that winter coat that’s on sale for a great price, but it’s pretty useless in the the middle of May! Get something that she could wear immediately rather than something she would have to wait months for to actually use.



Just because its jewelry, doesn’t mean it will be a hit. The key here is to make sure that it matches your mom’s style. Is she relaxed and laid back? Stick to simple patterns and softer colors like stud earrings or a simple chain necklace with a stylish pendant. Is she loud and bold? Try looking for contrasting colors and unique shapes. Look into dangle earrings and unusual ring settings. In order to get a better idea of what she likes, you may have to turn into some sneaky secret agent in order to get a look through her wardrobe and jewelry box.


Good Eats

Going out to dinner is always a great option, but make sure you make reservations. Nothing is more annoying than waiting while hungry. If you want to make it more personal, make something for her! She’ll appreciate the gesture and the meal. If you’re not much of a cook, have someone help you make her something very simple. If you’re feeling courageous and and want to take on a recipe, do a couple of test trials before the real deal. It’s worth getting the kinks out and making it a success rather than having your mom try and rescue whatever it was that you burnt.


Whatever you decide to do for your mom on her special day, make sure it’s with lots of love! Do you have any traditions, advice, or shopping tips for Mother’s Day? Comment below and share your wisdom!






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